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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A large sea wave v. - Become inflated; Rise and move, as in waves; Rise up as if in waves; Move with great difficulty.

Usage examples (31)
  • If ever it comes into my life again (a friend or family with breast cancer) a billow is the ideal gift.
  • "If you watch them over a few hours, they kind of billow upwards the same way thunderheads do on Earth."
  • The ship leaps, as it were, from billow to billow.
  • The Naiad and the Dryad met in billow and in spar; for more
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  • The "bellow" (loud roar) of the "bellows" (device for blowing air on files or through a musical organ) can be heard "below" (underneath) the "billow" (wave of water, sound, or fabric).
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